Saint Lucia’s leading manufacturing company, Baron Foods (St. Lucia) Limited, has finally achieved its goal of exporting its world class products to Cuba.
The first shipment of condiments left Saint Lucia yesterday for the Spanish-speaking nation.
Baron Foods CEO Ronald Ramjattan observed that Cuba is a new and emerging market with over 12 million inhabitants sharing a similar culture and food preference with the rest of the Caribbean.
” Baron Foods is creating an export path to Cuba where other St. Lucian companies can follow,” Ramjattan asserted.
Over the last five years Baron Foods (St. Lucia Limited) has attended several trade shows facilitated by Caribbean Export and the Saint Lucia Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA).
Within the last two years, the company has been selected by TEPA and assisted by that organisation and the Cuban Embassy here in pursuing the goal of entering the Cuban market.
To date, Baron Foods has secured a business relationship with TRD Caribe, which is one of the largest food and beverage Distributors in Cuba.